2005’s Serenity brought the story of Joss Whedon’s Firefly to an end — kind of. Following up on a number of teases, Dark Horse Comics has confirmed that it will be launching a new Serenity comic that takes place following the movie, with art by Buffy the Vampire Slayer artist Georges Jeanty.
Joss Whedon quoting Junot Diaz (“If you want to make a human being into a monster, deny them, at the cultural level, any reflection of themselves.”) makes me see red with anger. How clueless and full of yourself do you have to be to say that and not see that YOU DO THE SAME EXACT THING?
And let’s not even start on LGBT representation. Sure Willow/Tara was great but in Whedon’s world, the only queers are lesbians. Gay men are used as props and jokes. Buffy’s potential bisexuality seemed almost a prop to sell comics and titillate a male audience. Speaking of comics, pick up his writing on Runaways for some really messed up transmisogyny.
He needs to quit patting himself on the back because he put TWO of the hundreds of female Marvel chars in The Avengers. Yeah, he is great at advancing the cause of white women (and even then his rape fetish is disturbing). But what about the rest of the world, the majority of the world, he is making into monsters?
Y’all. This is totally something to think about. Enjoying someone’s work but knowing that there are problematic elements and being critical of them is important. No one is immune to fair criticism.